PM Modi heads to meet Meloni; Possible Trudeau meet

After taking oath as PM for the third time, Narendra Modi has embarked on his first international trip since assuming office for third term.

| Updated: 13 June, 2024 12:42 pm IST
During his visit, PM Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart, Giorgia Meloni.
During his visit, PM Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart, Giorgia Meloni.

NEW DELHI: After taking oath as PM for the third time, Narendra Modi has embarked on his first international trip since assuming office for a third term. He is set to participate in the 50th G7 Summit in Apulia, Italy, from June 13 to June 1523. This marks India’s eleventh participation in the G7 Summit and PM Modi’s fifth consecutive attendance.

During his visit, PM Modi is expected to hold a bilateral meeting with his Italian counterpart, Giorgia Meloni. The two leaders had previously interacted when Meloni visited India in March 2023. The meeting is likely to advance the G20 agenda outcomes.

In addition to the meeting with Meloni, there is speculation about a possible meeting between PM Modi and Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau. If this meeting takes place, it will be amidst a diplomatic row, with India expressing serious concerns over Canada’s support for anti-India elements.

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This is PM Narendra Modi’s first trip abroad since becoming the third Prime Minister after taking oath on 9th June.. The G7 Summit will see leaders from seven member countries, including the US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, and France, as well as the European Union. The summit’s discussions are expected to revolve around issues in the Middle East and Ukraine, with defense and maritime cooperation also on the agenda.

Foreign secretary Vinay Mohan Kwatra on Wednesday said, “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to Apulia, Italy, tomorrow. He joins the 50th G7 Summit on 14th June, as he was invited by Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni.” According to media sources US, UK, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, France, & the European Union will attend the summit. India, which is invited as an outreach country for the G7 summit, plans to discuss defense and maritime cooperation at the G7 summit, according to Ambassador Vani Rao.

This significant international event will be PM Modi’s opportunity to collaborate with other world leaders on urgent global issues, showcasing India’s dedication to global cooperation and problem-solving.

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